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The Genius of the Crowd - Charles Bukowski

there is enough treachery, hatred violence absurdity in the average

human being to supply any given army on any given day

and the best at murder are those who preach against it
and the best at hate are those who preach love
and the best at war finally are those who preach peace

those who preach god, need god
those who preach peace do not have peace
those who preach peace do not have love

beware the preachers
beware the knowers
beware those who are always reading books
beware those who either detest poverty
or are proud of it
beware those quick to praise
for they need praise in return
beware those who are quick to censor
they are afraid of what they do not know
beware those who seek constant crowds for
they are nothing alone
beware the average man the average woman
beware their love, their love is average
seeks average

but there is genius in their hatred
there is enough genius in their hatred to kill you
to kill anybody
not wanting solitude
not understanding solitude
they will attempt to destroy anything
that differs from their own
not being able to create art
they will not understand art
they will consider their failure as creators
only as a failure of the world
not being able to love fully
they will believe your love incomplete
and then they will hate you
and their hatred will be perfect

like a shining diamond
like a knife
like a mountain
like a tiger
like hemlock

their finest art

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Stendhal syndrome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Stendhal syndrome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Stendhal syndrome, Stendhal's syndrome, hyperkulturemia, or Florence syndrome is a psychosomatic disorder that causes rapid heartbeat, dizziness, fainting, confusion and even hallucinations when an individual is exposed to an experience of great personal significance, particularly viewing art.

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Life did not take over the globe by combat, but by networking

"Far from leaving microorganisms behind on an evolutionary ladder, we more complex creatures are both surrounded by them and composed of them. New knowledge of biology alters our view of evolution as a chronic, bloody competition among individuals and species. Life did not take over the globe by combat, but by networking. Life forms multiplied and grew more complex by co-opting others, not just by killing them."

http://www.context.org/iclib/ic34/margulis/ ;

Based on work of biologist Lynn Margulis and writer Dorion Saga

 

There are many species of bacteria and other microorganisms that live on or inside the healthy human body. In fact, 90% of the cells in (or on) a human body are microbes, by number

Glausiusz, Josie: http://discovermagazine.com/2007/jun/your-body-is-a-planet

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Quotes About Sanity

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"I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity."

- Edgar Allan Poe

 

If you think anyone is sane you just don't know enough about them.” 
― Christopher Moore

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Tradition is not ...

... the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire

Gustav Mahler

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Allt sem við lærum í sextíuogáttaára bekk (Sjón) · Lyrikline.org

Allt sem við lærum í sextíuogáttaára bekk (Sjón) · Lyrikline.org | Gedichte & Aphorismen | Scoop.it

í dag er rífandi uppgangur á prentstofu austurbæjar 
og það sama má segja um gervallan hnöttinn

endurtakið eftir mér:
prestar sem ferðast með neðanjarðarlestum
kallast farþegar ...

allir snúningboltar í hannover
allar ljósakrónur í osaka
öll kattarspor í nuuk 
þegar ég vakna skal það allt verða þitt!

þar sem leðurblakan hangir í stimpilklukkunni 
– þar áttu heima

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Conflict quotes

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 The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth. – Niels Bohr

 

If war is the violent resolution of conflict, then peace is not the absence of conflict, but rather, the ability to resolve conflict without violence. – C.T. Lawrence Butler

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Oh Yes by Charles Bukowski

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there are worse things than 
being alone 
but it often takes decades 
to realize this 
and most often 
when you do 
it's too late 
and there's nothing worse 
than 
too late.

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No Matter, Never Mind - Gary Snyder

The Father is the Void

The Wife         Waves

Their child is Matter.

Matter makes it with his mother

And their child is Life,

                   a daughter.

The Daughter is the Great Mother

Who, with her father/brother Matter

                   as her lover,

Gives birth to the Mind.


(Gary Snyder, Turtle Island)

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I would be measured by the soul

‘Tis true my form is something odd,

But blaming me is blaming God;

Could I create myself anew

I would not fail in pleasing you.

If I could reach from pole to pole

Or grasp the ocean with a span,

I would be measured by the soul;

The mind’s the standard of the man.


Joseph Merrick - The "Elephant Man"

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You are a spirit...

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You are a spirit, then a god, full capable of making space and energy and time and all things well. And there you crouch, forgotten to yourself and hidden from the eyes of all pretending there to be a beast that walks and eats and dies.
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Data is not information...

... information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom.

Clifford Stoll

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Ein Zyniker ...

... ist einer, der im falschen Moment das richtige sagt.

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